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Be Somebody's Miracle Through World Vision

I had second thoughts whether or not I'll post this here (it took me more than two months to decide) but since a blog is a good medium in information dissemination, post ko na rin. Meron naman sigurong capable and willing to help akong readers eh, diba? :>


Again, in hopes that I can open someone's heart into sponsoring a child too, I am posting this. 


Here's my story:
(Mahaba nga lang)


I can't remember if it was the last week of June or the first week of July when I browsed the internet to look for a birthday gift for myself. Then in one of the pages I stumbled upon, I came across a World Vision advertisement and found out that the needed monthly contribution is P 600.00 per child.

That night, I immediately signed up thinking na 'yun na lang 'yung gift ko for myself nang hindi man lang pinag-iisipan ng maigi kahit I'll be spending the next months contributing P 600.00 to World Vision. Ganun ako ka-impulsive eh!! Thankfully, even after trying for like three times, my JCB credit card didn't connect in PesoPay.

Because of the "wait", I had more time to think things over and prepare myself since I'll be committing in a P 600.00/month or P 7,200.00/year donation. I mean, P 600.00 is still P 600.00 and given na may mga araw na wala akong pera, it can be tough and burdensome in the long run. And, naghahanap lang ako ng birthday gift na one spending lang eh tapos biglang meron akong bagong gagastusan na P 600.00 at monthly pa.

But then if you do the math, if I can save P 20.00/day, it would become P 600.00/month. I'll just have control my spending more and find something that I can scrimp on so by the end of the month, I'll have a surplus money for my World Vision contribution. 

I may not have a lot and I even fall short on funds on some days but I can still say that I'm blessed because I have enough most of the times.

Anyway,

Ano ba 'yung sacrifice ko para makapagtira ng P 20.00 isang araw?
Simple. I now bring my water bottle everyday to save on water expenses.

'Yung konting bigat na 'yun na nadadagdag sa bag ko because I need to save my P 20.00 daily is an okay sacrifice kung kapalit naman niyan e ang edukasyon ng isang batang gustong mag-aral at pag-save sa Earth na rin kasi nakabawas ako ng basura. 

Ang hirap na may makita kang isang tao na driven at may pangarap but financially hindi siya kayang ma-suportahan. 

Siguro more than anything else, 'yung motivation ko talaga for doing this is to give someone a chance. Alam mo 'yun, since I was given a second chance myself, I want to express my gratitude by sharing. I want to give back especially to someone na may gustong marating sa buhay pero nahi-hinder financially.
 I want another person to feel the joy and gratefulness that I feel these days.
P 20.00/day isn't that much of a loss on my side especially because it means a change or it will become an instrument in changing someone else's life.

Saka kung gusto ko man ng juice, ano ba naman 'yung konting calories na hindi ko mai-intake e ang dami ko pa ngang sobrang fats sa katawan, di ba? :))

When I finally decided na i-push ang sponsorship, I searched and asked around for a suitable Savings Account and I found one in Eastwest Bank. Ito na nga 'yung Basic Savings Account na binuksan ko noong July at naka-automatic monthly debit na 'yung P 600.00 ko dun sa account monthly. 
 I opened that account for the sole purpose of subscribing to World Vision pero mukhang mas marami pa ata akong nakuha. HAHAHA. 


Nga pala, the girl I am sponsoring is named Queenie and she's from Palawan. We haven't had the chance to talk yet dahil two months pa lang rin naman akong nagco-contribute but I'm looking forward to meet her and someday visit her in Palawan too. Who knows...


Before I end, I was reminded of the story I read years ago about a starfish and a girl...


A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied,

“Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved. - adapted from the Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley Story Source link here.



I can't give money to every child who has no means to attend school but for Queenie (at sa iba pang bata kung maisipan mo rin mag-sponsor), I sure made a difference.

Interested?

WORLD VISION WEBSITE LINK HERE.
If you want to help but feel that you're not capable or not ready financially, you can also offer them your time and effort by becoming a volunteer.


Now, what I'm praying for is sana ma-sustain ko 'to in the next months or better yet in the next years. 

Medyo roller coaster ride man ang financial life, KAKAYANIN. :D

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